Ref #: WGTQS00281
Elegante 48mm Titanium & Diamonds
This F.P. Journe Elegante features the Caliber 1210 electro-mechanical movement; white inner dial in Superluminova with black Arabic numerals & blued-steel hands; motion detector with inertia weight visible between 4 & 5 o'clock; small seconds subdial at 6 o'clock; sapphire-crystal, exhibition case back; and, 48 x 40mm, tortue-shaped titanium case set with 418 brilliant-cut diamonds on a white & silvered karung snake strap secured by a titanium deployant clasp.
F.P. Journe's Elegante: A Revolutionary Horological Concept
The concept of this electro-mechanical watch eatures a mechanical motion detector visible on the dial at 4:30. When the Elegante is motionless, it goes into standby mode after thirty minutes to conserve its power supply and the hands stop turning. During the standby mode, the microprocessor continues to keep time. Then, when the watch is moved, the hands set themselves automatically to the current time, taking the shortest path either clockwise or counter-clockwise. This unique movement enables the battery to last for up to ten years of uninterrupted life when worn or eighteen years in standby mode.